|Hometown:||San Diego, Calif.|
|High School:||St. Augustine HS|
|Previous College:||Orange Coast College|
UC Santa Barbara
In his junior season Beck hit .297 in 118 at-bats tallying 35 hits ... He played in 38 games, starting in 29 of them ... His slugging percentage was .424 and he had an on base percentage of .326 ... Scored 15 runs, drove in 22 more and tallied nine extra-base hits ... A versatile infielder, he played shortstop and third base as well as designated hitter ... He had 11 multi-hit games including a six-game stretch where he recorded two hits in each game (Feb. 28 - March 13) ... He recorded his first hit against Westmont on February 23 ... He had a pair hitting streaks of seven games each ... on April 1 against Sacramento State he was 2-for-4 with with a double, home run and two RBI ... Drove in career-high three runs on two occasions - April 3 at Sacramento State and May 25 at Cal State Bakersfield ... In the Sacramento State series, he went 4-for-12 with two home runs, a double and five RBI.
Beck played in the North Woods League as a member of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters ... He appeared in 36 games tallying 23 hits, 2 of them home runs ... He scored 6 runs and only had 10 errors on the season.
Orange Coast College
Played one season for John Altobelli at Orange Coast College ... Hit .340 with 33 runs scored, two home runs and 30 RBI ... Also drew 16 walks and posted a .375 batting average in Orange Empire Conference play ... Named to the First Team All-Orange Empire Conference team ... Was also an All-Southern California Team pick ... OCC was named the No. 2 team in the nation by Baseball America and the No. 1 team in the state ... Led team to state title ... Also posted a 3.25 GPA ... On April 18, went 4-for-4 with four runs, an RBI and a walk vs. Fullerton ... On March 26 had four hits vs. Riverside CC.
Played in four games, three starts, as a freshman at Pacific ... Hit .273 with an RBI, two walks and two runs scored.
Graduated from St. Augustine High School in San Diego, Calif. in 2007, where he earned five letters in baseball (three) and football (two) ... Helped lead the Saints to three consecutive first place finishes in the Eastern League ... Hit .390 with four home runs and 32 RBI in his senior season, earning an All-Eastern League First Team selection ... Also earned All-CIF Second Team San Diego Section honors in 2007 ... As a junior, Wheeler hit .315 with two home runs and 32 RBI and earned All-Eastern League Honorable Mention ... Was a pitcher in 2005, going 2-1 with a 1.95 ERA ... In his senior season went 4-for-4 with a double, triple and seven RBI vs. San Diego High ... Helped football team to 2005 CIF title ... Was given the Hustle and Effort Award on the football team.
Jeffrey Beck Wheeler was born on December 13, 1988 in San Diego to parents Jeff and Karen ... Is a communications major at UCSB with a minor in sport management ... Aspires to own his own company ... Wears No. 22 in memory of Orange Coast teammate Jourdan Wantanabe ... Roots for the Padres, Angels and Chargers ... Favorite movies are "Wedding Crashers," "The Hangover" and "Anchorman" ... Winning the junior college state title his most memorable athletic moment ... In his free time, Beck enjoys snowboarding, going to the beach, painting, playing ping pong and traveling ... Watches "True Blood" and "Entourage" on TV ... Favorite athletes are Ken Griffey Jr., LeBron James and Troy Tulowitzki.
YearG-GSABRH2B3BHRRBISB-ATTSOBBAVG. 201038-291181535522220-0166.297 Totals38-291181535522220-0166.297